REALTORS® Turn Volunteer Work into Fun

Contributing to the community can be rewarding in many ways—just ask REALTORS® Rayissa Palmer and Sandy Bodnar.

Published Aug 3, 2017 in press release

Rayissa Palmer

Toronto, ON – Contributing to the community can be rewarding in many ways—just ask REALTORS® Rayissa Palmer and Sandy Bodnar. This mother-daughter realty team have enriched their local Mimico community by participating in projects such as the Mimico Food Bank Drive, the Ron White Shoe Drive, and more recently, the Mimico Party in the Park, which is hosted by the Mimico Residents Association, and sponsoring a massive bouncy castle for students at St. Leo’s Spring Fling.

“We have delightfully watched St. Leo’s Spring Fling grow by leaps and bounds each year we’ve been a part of it, sponsoring the biggest bouncy castle for a fourth year in a row!” says Rayissa. “But we wanted to do more than just pay for the bouncy castle—we help supervise the children in the castle and we are there to personally thank our clients and the community. It is a wonderful time for us, plus we get to see how much the children have grown from year to year.”

Sandy Bodnar Proceeds of the Spring Fling help to fund supplemental education and social activities for the students of St. Leo’s Elementary.

The Mimico Party in the Park was a neighbourhood party with the charitable goal of raising $5,000 to support numerous community efforts. Local businesses were encouraged to sponsor a table and provide giveaways and information to visitors. More than 2,500 local residents attended the June 13th party.

“While we couldn’t give away houses for free, we did give out a newsletter created for the event. It outlined our impressions of the real estate market along with local sales data for the previous two months. We met a lot of Mimico residents who were interested to hear where the housing market was going into the fall of 2017. We are delighted to have been asked to support this event and look forward to joining the 2018 Mimico Party in the Park!” Keep up with Rayissa and Sandy at

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